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Dust blowing from farmland again closes Interstate 10 near San Simon

Dust blowing off a farm field near San Simon has closed Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona for the third day in a row.

Exchange students need host families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

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Finding a nursing home to fit your needs

Are you looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one?

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Freshman finishes 17th in state golf tourney

Tough tourney ends challenging season

Rayce Mathews wasn’t intimidated as a freshman competing in the Division 3 state golf tournament. No, the Payson High ninth-grader simply went out and played as he has all season — well.

Officers rescued mother

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the manager of the Sonic Drive-In and the Tonto Apache Tribal Police Department for the exceptional service we received last Saturday evening.

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Zika virus already in Arizona

Arizona has already confirmed its first case of someone being infected with Zika — and California has 40 confirmed cases. Arizona is in the danger zone for mosquitoes that carry Zika virus because mosquito populations boom during the monsoons.

Governor vetoes bad water bills

Gov. Doug Ducey showed courage and leadership in vetoing a pair of “bad bills,” which would weaken the state’s efforts to manage its vital water resources.

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College will boost its tax rate

Gila Community College is set to increase the property tax rate on Gila County taxpayers, but there still is time to weigh in on the decision.

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Does a vegan diet equal a 150-year life?

The Healthy Foodie

OK — I admit it. I eat healthy because I like to feel good and if I look good at the same time, I’ll take that. But there’s this guy named Peter Filak, who’s attempting to live to 150 years old by eating a healthy vegan diet.

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Eight Horns earn section honors

Trio make first team; Johnson Coach of Year

In a season which saw Payson reach the Division 3 softball state final for a third consecutive season, the Longhorns went 6-0 in winning a fifth consecutive section title.

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Urgency or emergency – where to go for medical attention

When unexpected health mishaps arise, many people’s first reaction is to head to an emergency room.

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Bass fishing good at Roosevelt Lake

Rim Country Fishing Report

We now have a final date of when an additional stocking of Florida-strain bass will be put into Roosevelt Lake. The date is May 17 and the great news is that the number of fingerlings increased by 10,000 bringing the total to 40,000 fingerlings to be stocked.

Many make event a success

Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction Inc. held their first Firewise Day on Saturday, April 30 in Pine.

Re: The system failed

The headline stated that the system failed, however, it was “the people” that failed! If just one person in the past seven years had not looked away, became involved in the issues of that day or the following days then perhaps (Calandra Balas) would have had a chance.

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Junior spring turkey hunt a success for area kids

Outdoors Under the Rim

When spring comes to the Arizona high country, the early morning silence will often be broken by the distinct gobble of the wild turkey.

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Support critical for Lion Springs highway project

Narrow section of Hwy. 260 causes accidents, deaths

A public hearing for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s tentative five-year program is scheduled for 9 a.m., Friday, May 20 at the Flagstaff Council Chambers, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff. The monthly State Transportation Board meeting will follow the public hearing.

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Sporting Association sets record

A record 350 supporters turned out May 7 at Mazatzal Hotel and Casino for the 24th Annual Mogollon Sporting Association banquet and fundraiser.

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Memories of war hero, jokester & friend

MHA honors Jack Koon for his contributions to conservation, kids and the organization

The 24-year history of Mogollon Sporting Association banquets have produced many poignant moments, but none more moving than the presentation on May 6 of the prestigious Legacy Award to Jack and Sandee Koon.

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Gun threat, booze result in probation after fight

A woman who pointed a gun at her girlfriend after they got into a fight will spend the next two years on probation and be required to get counseling.

Wallet returned

I stopped at the Pine post office to mail a package on the way to the bank in Payson the other day.